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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 5, 2008 8:42am
Forum: feature_films Subject: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

Because I'm confused. It's been released by many budget VHS companies since the 80's, and released by many budget DVD companies since the 00's, But it's listed as having it's copyrights renewed on that darn US copyright website. Can anyone help?

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 11, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

it looks like that most of the episodes are still under copyright
take a look here
http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=I+Married+Joan&;Search_Code=TALL&PID=drK-RBCjbJ24H9ywC48uibREjvJIA&SEQ=20080811162112&CNT=25&HIST=1

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 11, 2008 1:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

Ok then. But they were submitted for copyright AFTER the show was cancelled. Also, what does it mean when it says "Type of Work: Entry not found"?

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 11, 2008 2:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

they were supmited for copyright renewal in 1956 yes .. and as far as i know only 24 episodes of the 98 producet between 1952-55 are in the public domain

when it says "Type of Work: Entry not found" that ment that the party who submited the copyright form to the copyright office forgot to fill out the TYPE OF WORK (sript, musik, movie whatever) in the form .. not sure if such an copyright form is valid then ..

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 11, 2008 2:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

Ok then. Are the episodes uploaded public domain or not? Because my good friend Lum uploaded them and I really enjoyed having them on IA. She/He said that they were taken from cheap budget DVDs.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 11, 2008 2:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

wow that`s a question ... if you can provide us with a list of the titles and maybe the episode number that would help alot

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 11, 2008 2:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

I dunno the episode titles. While I'm at it, is 50's-era "Grand Old Opry" radio episodes PD or not? Because I have some audio recordings from some episodes, which have been released by over 20 different budget CD labels.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 11, 2008 2:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

Quote from the Library of Congress about the status of old time radio recordings made prior to 1978.

"All such recordings are generally in the public domain, as sound recordings were not allowed under the previous copyright law and that such recordings have not been granted copyright status under the new laws (since to change their status and move them out of the Public Domain would be a violation of Ex-Post-Facto). Once a piece is placed into the public domain for any reason, it remains there legally unless someone brings a case to the Supreme Court to decide otherwise."

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 11, 2008 3:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It's not a feature film, But is "I Married Joan" under copyright or not??

Thanks!! I'll upload them in a few hours..the guest who appears on them is VERY famous!